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Windows won't properly recognize my second hard drive.

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Hi


So I just built my new machine and for some reason Windows won't recognize it properly ( If that's the right term)

I got Windows to acknowledge that there is a drive there, but It is calling it system reserve and saying it only has 100 mb's of capacity even though it's a 1TB Velociraptor.


Here is a picture:

post #2 of 5
You need to format it and create a new partition.

Let me know if that guide is enough thumb.gif
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Thanks.


By the way, do you know any way I can get rid of my system reserve G and a 16 mb unallocated space?

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you cant get rid of that system reserve, that is a windows recovery partition. as for the 16mb, you could try gparted and extend the partition but for 16mb, i wouldnt do it.
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Originally Posted by phibrizo View Post

you cant get rid of that system reserve, that is a windows recovery partition. as for the 16mb, you could try gparted and extend the partition but for 16mb, i wouldnt do it.
actually you can...

Remove system reserve partition: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/71363-system-reserved-partition-delete.html

GUIDE:
  1. Boot from your installation or repair disc.
  2. When you get to the language screen, press Shift+F10.
  3. Type diskpart, Enter
  4. Type list disk, Enter after diskpart is loaded
  5. Type select disk X (where X is your drive with the System reserve partition on it), Enter
  6. Type list partition, Enter
  7. Type select partition X (where X is your System reserve partition), Enter
  8. Type delete partition override, Enter
  9. Type list disk, Enter
  10. Type select disk X (where X is your OS drive), Enter
  11. Type list partition, Enter
  12. Type select partition X (where X is your OS partition), Enter
  13. Type active, Enter
  14. Close the command prompt

We have deleted the partition, and Windows will be unable to boot at this point. Now it is time to write a new boot loader and BCD to the Windows partition.

Now shut down, unplug any secondary drives, boot up and run start up repair up to 3 times.

If startup repair does not work follow this: (link)

In CMD type:
  1. bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup, Enter
  2. c:, Enter
  3. cd boot, Enter
  4. attrib bcd -s -h -r, Enter
  5. ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old, Enter
  6. bootrec /RebuildBcd, Enter
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